I’ve been aware of the problem plastic presents since watching Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2. I no longer use plastic wipes to clean (Until recently I had no idea they had plastic in them). I have replaced hand wash with soap. I use a bar of soap shampoo from Lush on my hair. I try and buy less plastic toys (avoiding McDonalds Happy Meals for my kids with the cheap plastic toy). We never really used straws before, but now I definately don’t. We have reusable water bottles and take them with us when we go out instead of buying a plastic bottle of water. I don’t use liquid washing tablets but instead powder in my washing machine. I haven’t yet started using non plastic dental floss, or bamboo toothbrushes, reusable wipes to clean my babies bottom or reusable nappies. However, after watching this program I may also look into making these changes. The problem is… no matter what I do unless everyone wakes up and sees the extent of this plastic problem (and it is literally EVERYWHERE) what I do will hardly make a difference.
This is a must see for everyone on this planet. Governments and corporations need to take action with urgency. Innovators need to come up with solutions. If we don’t take action then there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
This harrowing documentary is thankfully highlighting this problem and I hope many see it and decide to take action.